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System and Method to Determine if a Purchase Fits in a Car

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248643D
Publication Date: 2016-Dec-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 25K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system and method for determining whether a vehicle has ample transport capacity for a recently purchased product(s).

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System and Method to Determine if a Purchase Fits in a Car

Consumers have a hard time understanding the size of a product or product packaging in relationship to the available storage space for transporting the purchased item in a vehicle.

For example, person goes to the store to purchases a 60-inch television. There is not enough room in the trunk, but the television fits in the back seat. Family members are sitting in the back seat, so if the person purchases the television, then there is not enough room in the car to transport it home. In another example, a person buys large plastic storage containers. While the containers would fit in the trunk, the trunk is already half full with other items. The containers will fit in the back seat, so the user places the containers in the back seat for transport. A person buys a television stand; it fits in the trunk, so there is no problem transporting it.

The novel contribution is a system and method for determining whether a vehicle has ample transport capacity for a recently purchased product(s). This system cross-references a product purchase with the vehicle model to determine whether the vehicle can accommodate the size of the product/package. The core novelty is to use photographic analysis to determine the percentage of free space in modifying the amount of available space available.

The system cross-references a product or combination of products with the user’s vehicle model. The system gathers the space that the product requires and the space that the vehicle has available. The system also considers the number of passengers present in the vehicle. The system allows a person to use a photograph of the available space to calculate any space that is already consumed (e.g., by other items). At a high level, the implementation steps follow:

1. System conf...